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Nov 25, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> finish the fight. president obama vows to get the job done in afghanistan. tough ticket. the first family holds the first white house state dinner. and strip club dad, an indiana man loses his truck and his son after some adult entertainment. >> just when you think you hear it all, you've got another report of something like this. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm karen brown in for michelle gielan. it was the hottest ticket of the year in washington. president obama's first state dinner as president. the president honors india's prime minister in a lavish tent set-up on the white house south lawn. >> reporter: they rolled out the red carpet and plenty of white house glamour at the obama's first state dinner. dressed to the nines, president obama and the first lady welcomed indian prime minister manmohan singh and his wife. and later, during the president's toast, he emphasized the u.s.'s important relationship with india. >> the future that beckons all of us. let's
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> building bridges. president obama says the united states and china are not december tenned to be adversaries. >> more is to be gained when great powers cooperate than when they collide. >>> medication questions. new evidence some popular cholesterol drugs may do more harm than good. >>> and where is shaniya davis? the desperate search for a young girl who was allegedly sold into prostitution by her own mother. this is the cbs morning news for monday, november 16th, 2009. this is the cbs morning news for monday, november 16th, 2009. fr frs captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gee han. president obama is in beijing this morning where he'll meet with china's president. earlier in shanghai at a town hall style meeting with students, mr. obama walked a political tight rope. he offered cooperation in economic matters and security and pressed for human rights. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: high, michelle, good morning. yes, a short timing a go, the president arrived in beijing for a full da
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
has put the elect in jeopardy. that complicates matters for the obama administration on the skrernlg of deciding whether to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan backing a government many consider i will legit mal. katherine brown reports. >> reporter: the top challenger has walked away. >> i will not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: that all but guarantees the current president, hamid karzai, will remain in power after saturday's runoff vote. but casts further doubt on on the legitimacy of a government already riddled with charges of skrupgs. abdullah abdullah believes a fair election is impossible and urged afghans not to accept the results. his supporters hope the results will eventually be thrown out and a new election scheduled for the spring. u.n. officials called for the runoff after they found nearly 1/3 of karzai's votes in the first round were fraud uhe lebt. if u.n. officials decide to go ahead with the election, karzai spokesperson insistses it will be be free of corruption. >> we will deal with the government, there are obviously there are issues we
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 4:30am EST
. the outcomes if it these two key states will also be seen by some as a referendum on the obama presidency. karen brown reports. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can before tuesday's election. in a race that's come down it the wire, president obama has had the democrat's back. >> to stand there and say that he thinks jon corzine is the best partner for him, that's a strong message to our folks and it makes fee meal really good. >> reporter: president obama made five appearances for corzine, but republican challenger chris christie expects to win. >> tuesday is a account ability day, everybody prt corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. do you think he has the political clout to can in here and affect the new jersey vote? >> i think he is an important element that people will consider. it's not the only element. >> reporter: these off-year races are important because they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. fairly or not, they are often seen as a reflection of the president and his polic
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 4:30am EST
president obama with the presidency. this year, they clearly went for republican. if last night's republican sweep was any indication, democrats may have their work cut out for them in 2010. >> i am ready to go to work to serve you and to help lead virginia for the next four years. >> reporter: for the first time in eight years, virginia voters elected a gop candidate as their governor. bob mcdonald cruised to a landslide victory, but the big shocker came in the country's other race. >> hey, new jersey, we did it. >> reporter: former federal prosecutor chris christy snagged the governor seat in new jersey, becoming the first republican to do so in more than a decade and beating out jon corzine. >> we will work hard together to make sure that the transition is smooth, that we are able to do everything that serves the people of this great state. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail himself to try to give deeds and corzine a boost. despite the double losses, more than half the voters in both states said the president had nothing to do with their decision. >> i think it's a refere
CBS
Nov 26, 2009 4:30am EST
how a wealthy washington area couple crashed president obama's first white house state dinner with no ticket at all. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> reporter: well-known on the d.c. social register for their activities on the party circuit. how did this husband and wife manage to talk their way into the president's state dinner honoring india's prime minister on it tuesday evening? that's the big question around washington. secret service spokesman ed donovan said the president was never in any danger and that the party crashers went through the same security screening as the more than 300 people who were actually invited to the dinner. but the fact that they made it in at all raises serious questions about security. >> they are totally overloaded. they bow to pressure from the white house or from candidates to just let people in. >> reporter: the salahis posted pictures on their facebook fan page. mooik and he will posed with vice president joe biden, the mayor of washington, d.c. and other dignitaries and stars at the ept. they were in the same room with the president and the fir
CBS
Nov 15, 2009 11:00pm EST
.a. hospital. that was an honor on veterans day. >>> coming up on bjz tonight. president obama makes his very first trip to china, coming up on wjz. why it could be the most important on his trip to asian. >>> police now taking a break in the search for a missing carolina girl. >>> a child is pushed into a running washing machine by his own brother, we'll tell you how he got out safe. >>> the holiday shopping season is fast approaching. more on what retailers say you can expect. >>> i'm meteorologist bernadette woods, after a warm day today, we do have a cooldown coming in today. the cool weather is going to continue, we'll tell you for how long coming up on our first warn forecast. for a short time, dunkin' donuts has something the whole gang will love -- six fresh, delicious donuts for just $3. affordable treats to share with friends, family, and co-workers. grab six donuts for only $3 today. america runs on dunkin'. >>> for the first time president obama touched down in china today. today katherine brown explains for wjz the leaders are planning to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons ove
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
to a toll revenue increase of 45% statewide within two years. >>> president obama has two days left on his 8-day trip to asia. today he's pressing chinese leaders to stop limiting internet access there. here's joel brown. >> reporter: just hours before sitting down with chinese president, president obama suggested that the communist country stop blocking some websites. >> i'm a big supporter of nonsensorship. >> reporter: most of the questions at the meeting with students were polite expressions of government policies. but one chosen from online submissions opened the door for discussion on human rights. the question was should we be able to use twitter freely. facebook and twitter are blocked in china by what's known as the great fire wall. >> i'm a big supporter of not restricting internet use and other technologies. the more open we are, the more we can communicate. >> reporter: but few people saw those comments in china. the forum was only televised locally. free speech in the u.s. means he's faced tough criticism, but it's made him a better leader. he had to strike a balance in china. h
CBS
Nov 26, 2009 12:00pm EST
will show you the celebration in a moment, but all eyes remain on president obama and his planned strategy for the war overseas. the troops in afghanistan are enjoying their thanksgiving dinner as their families wonder what the future holds for them. here is charlie d'agata. >> reporter: cooks serve up a little slice of home for american troops thousands of miles from theirs. soldiers in baghdad were treated with a feast with all the trimmings. >> it is close to what you could get at home. >> reporter: they were served with turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie. in the weekly radio address, president obama thanked the forces and their families for their sacrifice. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers, the many families who mark the celebration with an empty seat who is stationed in harm's way. >> reporter: even more forces may be headed for harm's way. on tuesday, the president will unveil a new strategy that is expected to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan. >> we take this day of thanksgiving and we go out and we try to express our appreciation as best we can to the brave soldiers. >
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
of this great state. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail himself to give deeds and corzine an extra boost. despite the losses, more than half the voters said it had nothing to do with president obama. it was one year ago today where a record number of voters carried president obama to his historic victory. they did in the all turn out this time around. >> the people that came out to vote for president obama in 2008, young people and african- americans were not there. >> reporter: the key now for democrats may be reenergizing those voters in time for the mid term mid-term elections next year. in washington, whit johnson, wjz eye witness news. >>> a record win for mayor bloomberg last night. many voters expressed anger over his big campaign spending. bloomberg changed term limit laws to stay in office. he will be the first third-term mayor. >>> and the win in maine where voters shot down the law for same sex marriage. we have more on wjz.com. >>> we are checking out a police-involved shooting in cecil county in the town of northeast. a 50-year-old man was throwing rocks at pa
CBS
Nov 13, 2009 4:30am EST
. >>> tokyo touchdown. president obama begins his asian tour trying to shore up relations with japan. >>> and going rogue oig. sarah palin dishes on what her vice presidential campaign was really like. this is the cbs morning news for really like. this is the cbs morning news for friday, o. november 13th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning much of the east coast is getting pounded by the remnants of hurricane ida. virginia, southern mere land and delaware are bearing the brunt of the fierce nor'easter. the storm still packses win gusts of 50 miles an hour and bands of drenching oig rain. at least five deaths are being blamed on the severe weather. joel brown is this ocean city maryland, thorn. joel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ocean city will wake up to another round of he's powerful winds and rain today. wind gusts pushing 50 miles an hour lashing this part of the coast and the rain totals are inching higher. ida's leftovers are still packing a tropical punch. >> what are you experiencing right no
CBS
Nov 15, 2009 6:00pm EST
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Nov 15, 2009 6:30pm EST
with killing 13 in the attack. president obama had asked congress to hold off on the investigation until the agencies finished the probes first. they'll plan this week for the hearings any way. >>> and president obama toucheddown in china for the first time. he'll meet with the chinese president and kathryn brown tells us, they're planning on discussing nuclear weapons threat. s. >> reporter: the dignitaries greeted president obama sunday night. this is the president's first visit to china and most likely to be the most challenging portion of the eight day tour. president obama will try to convince china to open its market to u.s. goods in the hopes of creating jobs here at home and the argument comes with the understanding that china holds the upper hand. it's now america's largest lender. >> and the president understands, we have to get back some control, over time of the fiscal sovereignty. >> reporter: he began in coke owe signaling the desire to have the u.s. become deeply engaged in asia. >> as the first specific president, this pacific nation will sustain our vital part of the wor
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> presidential push. mr. obama holds intense talks with chinese president hu engine take you. >>> cancer controversy. new guidelines spark debate over the cost and ben gits of mammograms. >> early detect saved my life. >>> and tragic end. the body of a missing 5-year-old north carolina girl is found along a road sigh. her mother charged with selling her for sex. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 17th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 17th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. we begin this morning with president obama's visit to china. he met with hu jintao for 2 1/2 hours. crucial issues including the economy, human rights and taiwan were on the table. in the he said, there was some agreement and acknowledgement that differences and tension remain. whit johnson is in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, had there are deep points of disagreement between the united states and china. both presidents attempted to address critical issues while
CBS
Nov 24, 2009 4:00pm EST
to finish the job. president obama gets closer to a strategy in afghanistan. >>> a local restaurant owner is helping to feed the needy on thanksgiving, a story of great generosity coming up right here on wjz. >>> a cool and rainy day fades into evening. our meteorologist is updating the forecast. >> wjz is always on. for the top stories instant updates and first weather all . >>> now first weather, complete forecast and first warning of severe weather. >> this is what it looks like outside. it is very gray. we have a few pockets of rain out there and in between there is occasion rounds of drizzle. the clouds are very low and thick at times and we're going to see the clouds lower again tonight forming another round of clouds and possibly drizzle once again. switch it over and show you. over night we had a more solid rain and that moved on with the first storm that brought us the first round. over an inch of rain from that with alone. even though it dried out we never cleared out. winds still out of the northeast keeping us locked in these clouds and the cool air and ear going to see with t
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 12:00pm EST
. the obama administration is keeping a close eye on the governor's race. joel brown reports on the story. >> reporter: this off year election day is an early test of president obama's political influence. he campaigned in new jersey for jon corzine. corzine is facing a challenge from chris christie. in virginia, he raised money for the democratic candidate for governor. heading into the day, he is trailing. the white house is watching the race in virginia closely. in recent years, this state has been a toss up. president obama won the state last year, but some analysts believe a gop victory here today could mean trouble for the democratic party. cbs news reporter bob schiffer says it is too soon to read into the results. >> it is not much of an ration of what will happen in the next presidential election. they will give us a snapshot of what is going on right now in two states. >> reporter: still, top white house aides are trying to shield the president from any possible political fallout from the voting. >> i don't think these elections will portend a lot for 2010. >> reporter: the demo
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 4:30am EST
and tough decisions about war in afghanistan. president obama participates this morning and meets with his national security team to discuss troop deployment in afghanistan. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. there is speculation that the president has already made up his mind about a possible troop surge. but the white house says the debate is not over yet. on this veterans day, president obama will sit down again with his national security team to discuss a revamped strategy in afghanistan. the cost of war will be fresh on his mind. after returning from a somber ft. hood memorial. >> these are trying times for our country. in afghanistan, and pakistan, the same extremists who killed nearly 3,000 americans continue to endanger america. >> reporter: there are four final options on the table, each scenario includes a different goal that requires a different level of forces. the options range from as little as 20,000 to roughly 40,000 additional troops, which is what the top commander in the region general stanley mcchrystal wants. the white house denies a cbs news report that the presiden
CBS
Nov 12, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> back to the drawing board. president obama rejects his advisers' options for the war in afghanistan. >>> family secrets. allegations a missouri father and his sons sexually abused young relatives for years. >>> and old school. a 61-year-old college football player proves age is just a number. >> if you talk to my teammates, they'll tell you i'm just one of them. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 12th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. after weeks of deliberations about a new strategy in afghanistan, president obama doesn't like what he sees. while meeting with his war council yesterday, the president rejected the options presented to him. according to a senior administration official, the president wants a clearer exit strategy and qular if i indication on how and when u.s. troops would hand over responsibility to the afghan government. before yesterday's meeting, the u.s. ambassador in afghanistan said classified cable opposing
CBS
Nov 24, 2009 11:00pm EST
on terror. >>> the future for soldiers working in afghanistan was the subject of president obama's speech yesterday. he is determined to quote finish the job and destroy the terrorist networks working in the region. military officials are expecting an increase of any where from 32 to 35,000 troops next year. president obama says he's very confident the american people will give him their support. >>> police search for a man accused of shooting his girlfriend. 4-year-old jeffrey newborn surrendered to police. he shot his girlfriend, her name is not being released but she is expected to survive. the woman's children attend two near by schools which were put on lock down during the search. police do not know what led to the shooting. >>> black friday is the annual hunt for deals but the search turned deadly last year when shoppers trampled a man to death. now that death is prompting many retailers. kelly mcpherson explains what retailers are doing to keep shoppers safe here. >> reporter: retailers are asking to put safety first. >> reporter: the promise of a door buster bargain. >> we're get
CBS
Nov 29, 2009 6:00pm EST
facing president obama, including his the many challenges facing president obama, including his sagging poll numbers. caused by a completely blocked artery, be a very busy week for president president obama. with a speech on tuesday explaining his strategy in afghanistan, the senate beginning debate on the health care bill and a scheduled job summit. that all may be taking a toll on the president's popularity, which has sunk below the 50% mark. this according to the latest gallup daily tracking poll. joining me to discuss the president's situation are senior political correspondents jeff greenfield here in new york and john dickerson in washington. good evening. >> good evening. >> mitchell: jeff, how concerned should the white house be about these poll numbers? >> here's what history says for the last 40-something years, when a president's approval rating drops below 50%, his party loses an average of 41%, which is exactly the margin the democrats have in the house. they also have to be concerned that wavering democrats in congress looking at those numbers may be less inclined to follo
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
recent federal action was an executive order, signed by president obama, making restoration of the chesapeake a national priority. >>> we have breaking news for you now. a car crashes into a house in north baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene now. captain mike perry with more. >> that's about the extent of it here. single vehicle accident. car versus a house. this is going to be at mcculloch street and whitelock. the single vehicle apparently lost control. driver lost control, collided with the home. you see some damage to a basement window there. apparently, no injuries to anyone inside. however, there were injuries to people inside the vehicle. two medic units on the scene. you can expect issues if you come northbound on whitelock from mcculloch. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much, cpts mike perry. >>> bob is here. and it's november. >> it's already november. can you believe it? thanksgiving right down the street. >>> let's take a look at temps and conditions. time to put your jerky out. >>> winds are calm. we'll come back and look at the rest of the
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 4:00pm EST
president obama approached the delicate issue of human rights in china. >>> lucky to be alive. a texas teen who manages to survive a critical case of h1n1. and what doctors learn from her case. >>> and the toys your child plays with may have been determined in utero. interesting study. >>> it is 4:29. 69 degrees and sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> on the visit to china, president obama delicately urged chinese leaders to stop internet censureship. but with china playing a major role in holding america's national debt, the president had to make his case carefully. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with a delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely is the question? well -- >> the u.s. ambassador to china said the question on chinese censureship was submitted online for this town-hall meeting online. they block websites called twitter and facebook, using what's known as the great firewall. and limit state viewership by onl
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 4:00pm EST
red flags were missed in the fort lauderdale shooting massacre. >>> the obama administration proposes to make standards tougher. >>> and tackling some important issues. >>> smart suspect plead. the deal wanda barzee struck. and what it means to her alleged accomplice, her husband. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with hey there, this is your lamp. why don't you show the lady how romantic you can be by turning me off? you'll set the mood while using a lot less energy. maybe later you can hook me up with a cfl. it will show how much you care for the environment. [announcer] learn to speak the language of energy efficiency at bgesmartenergy.com, where you'll find plenty of energy-saving tips. ahhhhh. the passion. >>> it is 4:28, 55 degrees and mainly sunny. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. we have breaking news to start with from carroll county, where there has been an accident. we're going to go live to captain mike perry from sky eye chopper 13. >> we are in manchester, carroll county. this is manchester road. it is just about a mile or
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
focused on local issues. but the fact is, democrats lost in two states where president obama won last year. in new jersey, republican chris christie beat governor john corzine by four points. it wasn't even close in virginia. republican robert mcdonnell won by more than 17 points over democrat creigh deeds. however, democrat bill owens did win a house street in upstate new york that republicans have held since 1872. that race got a lot of attention after several national figures-- including sarah palin-- backed the conservative party candidate. here in new york city, billionaire mayor mike bloomberg won a third term, but his five-point margin of victory was much closer than expected. and in maine, 53% voted to repeal a new law that would have legalized same-sex marriages. so what does all this mean? for that we turn the best political team in the business. bob schieffer is chief washington correspondent and the host of "face the nation." jeff greenfield is our chief political correspondent. jeff, the spin cycle is on overdrive today by both sides, but when you look at the results what is y
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 7:00pm EST
. as president obama continues his travels in asia, he's facing some political trouble back home. a cbs news poll out tonight shows his job approval is falling, it's 53% now, ten points lower than it was in june and his disapproval rating is up ten points. the president met in beijing today with his chinese counterpart and afterwards spoke about the growing cooperation between the two countries. but there is a lot that the two men don't agree on. our chief white house correspondent chip reid is traveling with the president in beijing. >> reporter: in beijing, president obama was honored by chinese president hu jintao at an elaborate state dinner. and treated to a tour of the forbidden city. but after hours of meetings where little progress was made, the two leaders put their wide differences on display. one of president obama's top priorities here was to prod china to open its markets to u.s. goods. >> this will lead to increased u.s. exports and jobs. >> reporter: president huh ignored the issue. instead, he took a swipe at the obama administration for imposing tariffs on chinese tires and other
CBS
Nov 29, 2009 10:30am EST
? president obama is expected to announce an increase of troops for the war in afghanistan tuesday, but who will foot the bill of a million dollars per soldier per year? and just how does president obama finish the job there? we'll ask senator carl levin, chairman of the senate armed services committee. then we'll turn to divisions within the republican party. is there room for moderates? we'll talk with former republican candidate dede scozzafava, former house majority leader dick armey and former republican chairman ed gillespie, but first is the war in afghanistan winnable on "face the nation"? captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, harry smith. >> smith: good morning. and joining us now is senator carl levin, the chairman of the armed services committee. good morning, sir. >> good morning, harry. >> smith: this new report from your committee that basically confirms osama bin laden was within the grasp of u.s. military at tora bora in december of the year of 9/11. had he been killed or captured at
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Nov 14, 2009 8:00am EST
washington bureau. i guess the big question is why is the obama administration doing this. >> in part they were up against a litigation wall. all these individuals absent one were in the military commission process and the military court had ordered the obama administration to make a choice as to what was going to happen with these individuals. and so they split the difference, five will be headed to new york to face trial for the 9/11 plot, five others will be facing military commission for a variety of other plots, including the master mind of the uss cole attack in 2000. so this was a decision that had to be made, but it also helps the obama administration in trying to depopulate guantanamo and figure out how to deal with the individuals still there. >> but do you peel this is the best way to do it? this has raised quirt a bit of ire especially in the new york city area. they say time heals all wounds. i don't think that applies in this case. you have families here that are outraged. what does the attorney general say to those family members that have to sit lieu what will be years
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Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
obama will be practicing and playing with some of the best musicians in the nation. >> reporter: this 14-year-old is previewing a piece she hopes to play at the white house tomorrow. the baltimore school for the arts sophomore will also get a small group lesson from alisa winer, a famous chellist. >> i'll be able to experience more and more. and from an very experienced cellist. and also meet michelle obama. very, very blessed. >> the other is school for the arts senior, david cawa. students just learned in the last week, the head of the music school selected them. >> i was in the practice room one day, just practicing. and doctor ford came in and asked me to play a piece for him. i was wondering what that was about. the next day, he called me into his office and asked me if i wanted to play at the white house. >> reporter: they are hoping to promote music education in secondary schools. >> reporter: david will get a master lesson. and he happens to have applied to go there. just the fact that somebody of her stature would be listening to me. and just giving me advice. >> reporter: their
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Nov 1, 2009 6:00pm EST
-election, new jersey governor corzine is hoping president obama's popularity in the garden state will rub off on him. >> we need leaders who are committed to moving new jersey forward. and that's john corzine, which is why you need to work hard on tuesday. >> reporter: last november the president won new jersey by 15 points. but the latest polls show corzine in a dead heat with republican challenger chris christie. while supporters of the independent chris dagget appear to be shifting to christie. >> i'm not ready to give up yet. i'm ready to fight. >> reporter: president obama's political clout is also being tested in virginia. he has campaigned twice for democrats, but the latest polls show him trailing the republican by double digits. >> cr has been there for the people of virginia. he needs you to be there for him. >> reporter: tuesday's election may not be good news for democrats w. the outlook in new jersey ify and in virginia dismal, the advisors are already in spin mode, denying this election is a referendum on mr. obama. >> whatever the results are, i don't they they for tend a lot i
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Nov 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
, that delivered virginia to obama last year. but it's a faint hope. in new jersey, democratic governor john corzine has grappled with severe economic woes and with low approval ratings. he's counting on a huge democratic voter edge and some $20 million worth of mostly negative ads to defeat former u.s. attorney chris christie. the outcome may hinge on how well independent candidate chris daggett does. democrats traditionally win the turnout battle, so they'll take a loss here hard, as will obama, who's come to new jersey three times. in new york city, democrat turned republican turned independent mayor mike bloomberg is expected to cruise to a third term over democratic comptroller bill thompson. bloomberg has spent $85 million in this race, outspending his opponent by almost 13-1. there's a special congressional election in upstate new york where the republican candidate, dee dee scozzafava, found herself running against a democrat and a conservative party candidate. after a slew of prominent names, including sarah palin, backed the conservative, scozzafava dropped out and endorsed the dem
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Nov 10, 2009 7:00pm EST
that's what president obama did today at fort hood where 12 soldiers and one civilian were killed in cold blood, allegedly by another soldier. some 15,000 mourners gathered at this country's largest military base for a memorial service. before it began, the president and mrs. obama met privately with the families of those who died and with some of the 29 wounded. following the service, the obamas visited some of those still in the hospital. national correspondent dean reynolds is at fort hood with more about this day of remembrance. >> reporter: their helmets and boots are are what they left. soldiers slain on american soil, volunteers turned victims. >> as we wrap our arms around the families of our fallen comrades, i would say to you all grieve with us, don't grieve for us. those who have fallen did so in the service of their country. >> reporter: and yet, while military families steel themselves for the worst, no one was prepared for what the president today called the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. >> no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts, no just and lov
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Nov 13, 2009 7:00pm EST
. president obama traveling in asia today said mohamed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. bob orr tells us, mohammed will be tried, along with four accomplices, here in new york city, not far from where the world trade center stood until september 11, 2001. >> reporter: eight years after the most devastating terror attack on american soil, the accused architects of 9/11 will be transferred from military custody at guatanamo bay, where they've been held for years, to a federal lockup in new york and tried in a civilian courthouse just blocks from ground zero. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death penalty against each of the alleged 9/11 conspirators. >> reporter: khalid sheikh mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11, is the headline defendant. but the others are also major al qaeda players. walid bin attash is accused of iranning terror camps. ramzi binalshibh, the government says, trained the 9/11 hijack and money man ali abdul aziz ali allegedly helped pay for the attacks. john cartier, who lost his brother, james, on 9/11, is looking forward
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Nov 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
, d.c. >> reporter: one year after being elected, president barack obama is facing a new challenge from the republican minority. the gop rolled to victory in the new jersey and virginia governor'ss governor's race. with the party that sided with democrats last year. >> i think it's a party that has really found a voice again. and we're able to did it with -- do it with good candidates. >> republican bob mcdonnell. >> i pledge to you over the next four years, action and results. >> reporter: and in new jersey, chris christie edged out democratic incumbent jon corzine in a tough battle. >> this election was and is about the future of the state we love, the great state of new jersey. >> republicans say last night's results clearly show voters are not happy with the obama administration. but democrats argue the governor's races were isolated elections that focused on local issues. >> reporter: a democrat did win an open congressional seat in upstate new york in a bizarre race, where a moderate gop candidate withdrew, democrat bill owens captured a seat long held by republicans. >> i t
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Nov 5, 2009 4:30am EST
and then head to president obama for his signature. every day, 7,000 people lose their jobless benefits. maureen burns had been out of work for more than a year and was about to become one of them. >> it was getting a little scary. >> reporter: but she recently scored a temporary job at a financial services company, which could turn permanent. still, maureen knows all too well how it feels to scrape by. >> you know your stomach starts to churn when you you go into the supermarket and you really can't afford to buy much. >> reporter: we'll get a better idea of how many people are in situations leak maureen's later today. the government releases its weekly report on new jobless claims. on friday, the national unemployment rate comes out. that figure is expected to inch closer to 10%, possibly reaching a fresh 26-year high. lawmakers say the cost of the bill will be paid for by delaying or adjusting other laws and taxes. michelle? >> all right, whit squon son in washington. whit, thanks for the update. >>> president obama is expected to visit capitol hill tomorrow to push the case for health care r
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Nov 9, 2009 4:30am EST
. hood, texas. >>> president obama called the house vote on health care reform courageous. the house passed the herb by the slimmest of margins on saturday, but even some house members who voted for the will say the vote against a final version inside amendments are made. and in the senate, contentious issues like the pin option and abortion look to derail the bill even before the debate begins. tara mergener is in washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning about. well, as you know, there was a lot of drama leading up to that very close house vote. next stop, the senate. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: house democrats have managed to squeeze new a health care reform bill, but that may have been the easy part. >> the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. >> reporter: under the house plan, 36 million uninsured americans would get coverage. the bill would cost $1.2 trillion over ten years. but it will cut $400 billion from medicare costs. opponents argue the measure will cost job, raise insurance rates and lead to huge tax increases. the senate needs mor
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Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
in the ongoing debate over the government's new guidelines for breast cancer screening. the obama administration is distancing itself from these recommendations insisting that it is not imposing them on either doctors or insurance companies ps. we'll tell you exactly what they're saying this morning and what it this means for you if you still would like to start getting mammograms at the age of 40. >>> this is also a health related story like to got toe movies, like to have some popcorn, maybe a soda? any idea how many calories are solved? >> if i add butter, i don't even want to think about it. >> we'll tell you why you really, really, really don't want to think about in just a little bit. >>> but first this morning, the senate is finally ready to take up sweeping health care legislation. senate democrats say their proposal released last night would cost $849 billion over ten years, cutting the deficit while making sure that 94% of americans have health insurance. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning with the latest. good morning, nancy. >> reporter:
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Nov 24, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> imminent decision. president obama to city on a troop increase in afghanistan within days. >>> deadly defect. trouble with a movable side prompts the biggest crib recall in u.s. history. >> the child was wedged between the mattress and the drop side and strangled. >>> and amazing awakening. a belgian man thought to be in a coma for 23 years was conscious the entire time. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 24th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 24th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. the white house says president obama will announce his decision on a troop increase for the war in afghanistan within days. apannouncement is expected early next week. last night, the president held his ninth and final meeting with his war council. it's a decision the president has been considering for months. >> i think the american people want the president to at that time time to get this decision right. >> last night's meeting lasted two hours. one of the key questions the president posed, wh
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Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
. >>> the white house says president obama is ready to announce his new afghanistan strategy within days. but will his decision which took months to make cost him politically? bill plant has more on that. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. the long wait is over. the president has made his decision on afghanistan. and he'll tell the nation about it mix week. last night's session with his war council is 1k3eg9ed to be the final one before the president announces both an afghanistan surge and an exit strategy. >> i characterized a decent part of it as not just how we get people there, but what's the strategy forgetting them out. >> reporter: the u.s. commander in afghanistan jp stanley mcchrystal has recommended 40,000 additional troops. many military officials expect mcchrystal to get most but not all of the requested troops. tween 20,000 and for 30,000. a new cbs news poll shows 69% of americans think the war is going badly. and only 36% believe more u.s. troops would make things better. >> we've been at this since 2003. we have spent a lot of money, we've lo
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Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> as president obama gets ready to defend his strategy to finish the job in afghanistan, he and the first lady wow washington with their first state dinner. >> let our two great nations realize all of the triumphs and achievements that await us. >> we'll bring you the details. >>> get away day for millions of americans as they hit the road, airports, and even the stores in anticipation of the thanksgiving holiday. >> traveling that day before thanksgiving, you need to be prepared for the worst. >> we'll have tips on how to stay calm and save money while you travel. >>> is he the new elvis? or did he go too far? "american idol" runner-up adam lambert is here to set the record straight after his controversial performance at the ama's. early this wednesday morning, november 25th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning from new york city, this is fifth avenue and 59th street where for hours now all through the night people have been lining up by the hundreds hoping for a front row seat for a much anticipated interview and performance by adam lambert. welcome to the "ear
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Nov 25, 2009 11:00pm EST
to address excessive rust on the frame. >>> the turkey can thank the obama girls. courage was headed to a thanksgiving table. in fact, the president said, quote, i was planning to eat this sucker, end quote. when sasha and malia made sure the bird was pardoned. >> you are hereby pardoned. [ laughter ] you will live in disneyland. >> president obama continued with the annual tradition of pardoning a turkey on thanksgiving day. it goes back to 1947. >> don't bite me. >> girls aren't so sure about that. >>> all right. white house crashers, a wealthy virginia couple hobnobs with the who's who at the obama state dinner, but they were not on the guest list. what the secret service is saying tonight. >>> lost and found, a new york teen disappears only to be found on a subway train, a train he road for 11 days. why he never got off, next. >>> as you lace up the shopping shoes, area businesses are getting ready for the rush. i'm jessica kartalija. >>> i'm bob turk, a complete first warning forcast coming up next. >>> it is 45 degrees with patchy fog in central maryland right now. >>> rescue w
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Nov 2, 2009 4:00pm EST
tomorrow to elect a governor. and president obama has a stake in both races. karen brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can. in a race that has come down to the wire, president obama has the democrats' back. >> to stand there and say he thinks jon corzine is a best partner for him. that's a strong message for our folks. and makes me feel really good. >> reporter: president obama makes five appearances for corzine. but republican challenger reports the win. corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. >> you think he has the political clout to come in here. >> i think he is an important element that people will consider, if not the only element. >> reporter: they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. and they are options seen as election for the president and his policy. >> the white house political team has the race at the top of its wash list. >> reporter: president obama also campaigned for virginia's creed. but deeds is trailing republican bob macdonald in the republica
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
. >>> president obama delicately urges chinese leaders to stop censuring some websites. the president spoke today at a town hall meeting for chinese students. joel brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with the delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely, is the question. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to china said the question regarding censureship was submitted online for the town hall meeting in shanghai. china's communist government blocks websites like facebook and twitter, using what is known as the great firewall. president obama criticized censureship but chose his words carefully. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes. >> reporter: president obama suggested that chinese leaders shouldn't fear a little criticism. he said free discussion can be a little annoying sometimes. but that it's made him a little better. >> reporter: the president's answer required some delicate diplomacy. china holds some billions of dollars in debt. and as president obama said during the ca
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Nov 24, 2009 5:00pm EST
is currently in an army hospital in san antonio recovering from gunshot wounds. >>> president obama has finally made a decision about his new strategy for the war in afghanistan. joel brown reports for wjz, the commander-in-chief is days away from explaining his plans. >> reporter: president obama has made his decision for a new strategy in afghanistan after a rare evening meeting between the commander-in-chief and his war cabinet. this was their ninth meeting and likely their last won before he outlines his plan in a televised address to the nation. >> after eight years, some of which we did not have either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> reporter: many military officials expect president obama will send up to 35,000 additional forces into afghanistan. that would be slightly fewer than the top general on the ground had asked for. he wants up to 40,000 to help fight the taliban's growing power and prevent them from giving safe haven to al-qaeda. >> reporter: now the white house is bracing for a tough sell. president obama order
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Nov 1, 2009 6:30pm EST
for president obama to decide on the direction of the u.s. war strategy. >> reporter: the top challenger in the looming election walked away in afghanistan. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter: that all but guarantees karzai will remain in power and that casts the further doubt on the legitimacy on the corrupt government. and abdulla believe that is a fair election is impossible. his supporters hope that the results will eventually be thrown out and a new election scheduled for the spring. >> reporter: the u.n. officials called for the run off after they found 1/3 of the car dye's vote -- car dye's votes were corrupt. >> but the obama administration insists that the afghan leadership has little sway on the decision to send over troops. mcchrystal is urging the president to send 40,000 more troops and the president is weeks away from the decision and that's not sitting well with the republicans. >> the longer the decision hangs, the more jeopardy for the troops. >> reporter: october was the deadliest month for the troops in afghanistan and 68,000 more are
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Nov 2, 2009 12:00pm EST
of the assets. >>> the pressure is on, president obama. and it's growing this noon. now that afghan's disputed election is settled, the president must decide quickly about a new strategy for the war. >> reporter: hamid karzai will serve another five-year term, as president of afghanistan. that country's election commission declared karzai the winner, after his opponent dropped out of the race. >> i was not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: abdullah abdullah and karzai were supposed to face off in a second round of voting voting this coming saturday. but that's been canceled. the original election in august was tarnished by fraud. investigators threw out one- third of karzai's vote, after finding widespread evidence of ballot-box stuffing. when abdullah announced he was dropping out, he said he department didn't think things would be any more fair in the second round. >> reporter: this puts more pressure on the obama administration. >> the president's top advisers say the decision is too important to rush. >> the goal here is to not just make an arith mattic judgment about
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Nov 5, 2009 12:00pm EST
the legislation little later today and send it to president obama to sign. without it a million people will be cut off. >> i do believe that things are easing up. things are starting to move. >> reporter: she kept her nose to the ground and started a temporary job that could be permanent. millions of others have not be so lucky. they release the unemployment rate tomorrow and expected to pick up to 9.9%. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >> the number of workers have fallen to the lowest level in ten months, clean up the chesapeake bay, that's the message from the epa to six watershed states including maryland. they detail the expectations to complete the order from president obama. earlier this year, he ored agencies to develop a bay restoration strategy to reduce pollution by 60%. >>> we're seeing no shortage of sunny skies, will the rays stick around or are we in for a few showers? we're live. marty in the out back. it's gorgeous. >> right now it's very, very pleasant. >> let's go to meteorologist tim williams and get the latest on hurricane ida making land fall. >> this is a storm that i
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Nov 24, 2009 12:00pm EST
killing at fort hood will be arraigned. >> afghanistan strategy president obama gets set to announce plans for u.s. troops overseas. >> another quick peak outside your complete first warning forecast coming up >>> the army psychiatrist accused of the mass shooting at fort hood may plead not guilty and give an insanity defense. he opened fire on troops in fort hood and killed 14 people. he remains in intensive care after being shot that same day by police. >> president obama could make a major announcement about troops in afghanistan any day now. according to the white house press secretary he will announce his new afghan strategy soon. they think he will send up to 42,000 forces. >>> governor sanford fell under national scrutiny when he fell out of sight during the summer he is facing state violations. today a state house committee will decide whether to move forward with impreachment proceedings. >> crew of the space shuttle atlantis will undock from the international space station later today. they will spend thanksgiving on solo or bit and get ready to land to earth. they will land frid
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Nov 25, 2009 12:00pm EST
allies. it is expected he will send 35,000 additional troops. >> president obama is gearing up for another big sales job, convincing the american people that tens of thousands more u.s. troops should be sent to afghanistan. >> it is in our strategic interest, in our national security interest to make sure that al-qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively. >>reporter: for nearly 2.5 months the president labored over a new strategy for the eight-year-old war and now has made up his mind. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >>reporter: he will disclose plans on how he plans to do that in a prime time teach he will give at westpoint new york. president obama is expects had to authorize most of the 40,000 troops his top general in afghanistan asks for, military officials expecting to see around 30,000. right now fewer than one in three americans supports sending more troops to afghanistan. the president not only has to convince the public, but also lawmakers within his own party who are growing more concerned about the price tag. >> the democrats want to challen
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Nov 4, 2009 7:00am EST
. republicans won two states that backed president obama just a year ago. cbs national correspondent jeff glor is here with the latest on the numbers. good morning, sir. >> hey, harry, good morning to you. independent voters who supported president obama in 2008 broke heavily for republicans in yesterday's elections and that helped republicans win the governors races in new jersey and virginia. in new jersey chris christie unseated jon corzine in a bitterly fought contest. >> this election was and is about the future of the state we love, the great state of new jersey. >> governor jon s. corzine. >> reporter: corzine was blamed by some voters for the state's ailing economy and the highest in the nation property taxes. independent voters were key, backing christie two to one over corzine. in virginia independent voters by that same margin put conservative bob mcdonnell in the governor's office. >> eight months ago i applied for the job of governor of virginia. tonight, you have hired me. thank you. >> reporter: the gubernatorial races have been closely watched as a p
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Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> breaking news this morning. a new cbs poll show as drop in president obama's approval rating especially on afghanistan. we'll show you the results and get reaction from china where the presidented is holding meetings. >>> cancer controversy. the government now says women don't need a mammogram until age 50, but the american cancer society disagrees. >> early detect saved my life. what more is there to say about that. >> we'll breakdown the new guidelines. >>> sarah palin hypes her new book on oprah and slams the mccain campaign. >> i can did not want that message september out that we were giddy happen to become grandparents. >> while the father of her grandchild levi johnston fires back. >> i think she's going out and talking and he's just bigging a bigger hole for herself. >> we'll have more of his exclusive reaction. >>> and the much anticipated twilight sequel premieres. >> i really want to be bella because if she doesn't give me a hug or anything it's -- my heart will crack. >> we'll take you there early this tuesday morning, november 17th, 2009. %
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